Emotional Problems in Later Life
Intervention Strategies for Professional Caregivers
By (author) Dan G. Blazer
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Emotional Problems in Later Life by Dan G. Blazer
Book DescriptionWritten by an internationally renowed authority in geriatric psychiatry, this text discusses the most common emotional problems affecting the elderly: memory loss, depression, anxiety, sleeping problems, alcohol and drug abuse, and others. Each problem is addressed in a consistent format highlighting: the nature and scope of the problem the etiological factors involved a diagnostic workup treatment strategies The focus is on providing the health practitioner with information and specific strategies to diagnose the nature of the problem and to resolve the difficulties, as the situation dictates. This updated edition includes new information on managed care for older adults--clearly illustrating for the professional how mental health care is financed. The author's pragmatic, problem-oriented approach and his illustrative case vignettes make the book an invaluable reference for all who work with this challenging, underserved, and rapidly growing population.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826175625
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dan G. Blazer
American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Hardback (March 2015)
The book is the definitive text on diagnosing and treating mental disorders among the elderly. It is a single authoritative volume that includes both the basic scientific knowledge and the practical clinical skills necessary for working with this growing population.
Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry, Paperback (October 2013)
Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry contains the most current information on psychiatric diagnoses seen in older patients, from delirium and dementia to schizophrenia and sleep disorders. The authors cover the psychiatric interview of older adults, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and clinical psychiatry in the nursing home.
Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry, Paperback (January 2012)
Distils the main concepts from The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fourth Edition. This volume is organised into sections devoted to the basic science underlying geriatric psychiatry and to the evaluation, presentation, and treatment of the most common psychiatric disorders in the elderly.
Age of Melancholy, Hardback (August 2005)» View all books by Dan G. Blazer
Asks why the incidence of depression has been on such an increase, if our basic biology hasn't changed as rapidly. To find answers, the author looks at the social forces, cultural and environmental upheavals, and other external, group factors that have undergone significant change.
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